Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 12
By Rashid Shirinov – Trend:
Twelve new air routes have been launched in Kazakhstan since the beginning of the year, Civil Aviation Committee of the country's Investments and Development Ministry told Trend.
"Of these, flights on 8 routes are carried out by Kazakh airlines. These are Atyrau-Frankfurt route and flights from Astana to Kazan, Tyumen, Vilnius, Chelyabinsk, Krasnodar, Tomsk and Sochi," the message says.
The other 4 air routes are operated by foreign carriers: Riga-Almaty (airBaltic), Novosibirsk-Pavlodar (S7), Krasnoyarsk-Almaty (Angara) and Moscow-Kyzylorda (Aeroflot).
"Moreover, it is planned to launch Zhukovsky-Almaty route (Ural airlines) since December. In addition, Finnair resumed flights in Helsinki-Astana direction," the Civil Aviation Committee noted.
It is worth noting that currently air communication between Kazakhstan and other countries is carried out in 96 international directions.
Seven Kazakh airlines operate in the domestic air transportation market: Air Astana, SCAT, Bek Air, Qazaq Air, Zhezkazgan Air, Zhetysu and Southern Sky. Moreover, there are 25 foreign and 2 Kazakh airlines operating in the international air passenger market of Kazakhstan.
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